Sergey Simakov is a russian conductor currently living in Germany. In 2015, he was awarded the 1st prize at the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest. He worked as an Assistant Conductor at the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie as well as at the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz (2012-2013 season) to Principal Conductor Daniel Raiskin. Sergey Simakov was Music Director at the „Oper Oder-Spree“ festival in 2016, and in 2019 he was guest conductor at the State Opera House in Cottbus (Germany). Sergey Simakov is founder and artistic director of Giraud Ensemble Chamber Orchestra.
In 2016 together with Giraud Ensemble he released recording of Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire"for ZHdK-Records label, in 2017 CD recording with works composed by Shostakovich, Vasks and Baum and in 2019 CD recording with works by Gulda, Poulenc and Prokofiev for Solo-Musica/SONY label. Furthermore, he has appeared with a number of orchestras and ensembles including the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Nord Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philarmonique de Strasbourg, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and others.